The Defense Budget and the Budget Control Act: Frequently Asked Questions

July 13, 2018

The spending limits (or caps) apply separately to defense and nondefense discretionary budget authority. Budget authority is authority provided by law to a federal agency to obligate money for goods and services. The caps are enforced by a mechanism called sequestration.

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